Illawarra Newsroom

Dragons retain excitement machine

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Wests Illawarra junior Jayden Sullivan has secured his NRL future by re-signing with St George Illawarra for three more years.

The young playmaker will remain in the Red V until end of 2025.

"To be able to stay home and continue my career in front of my friends and family, I couldn't be any happier.

"The club means a lot to me," Sullivan said.

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The 20-year-old five-eighth has a handful of NRL games to his name and captained the Illawarra Steelers SG Ball premiership-winning team in 2019.

"I'm excited to bring some joy to the Red V," he said.

"I feel like we're building something special here and I can't wait to see what the future brings," Sullivan said.

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Dragons general manager of football Ben Haran said Sullivan's retention was a key factor in the club's list management and succession planning going forward.

"Jayden's continued commitment to the Dragons beyond the upcoming 2022 season is something everyone connected to the club should be extremely pleased and proud of," Haran said.

"Jayden is a proven example of our pathways providing opportunities for players to progress through to the NRL level.

"We look forward to seeing him grow as a player over the coming years.

"He is a great young person to have around the club and he is another important part in the future of the Dragons," Haran said.

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